Lost Worlds and half-forgotten landscapes, in outer space or somewhere on earth, both equally fascinating. Albums by Multicast Dynamics and Halftribe.
Opposites attract: from the bright and soft combinations of Pinkcourtesyphone’s soundscapes with Gwyneth Wentink’s harp, to the dynamic speaker filling ‘careful maximalism’ of Erik Levander
Michael Bonaventure explores the darkness combining the intimidating sound of the church organ with electronics and samples *** Todor Todoroff explores various parallel universes with a fascinating array of electroacoustic and acousmatic sounds.
“Don’t despair, life goes on, just not as we know it.”
Albums from Daniel W.J. Mackenzie & Richard A. Ingram and Gail Priest.
One World, One Music. Sounds from Java,Europe, USA, Argentina, harvested and recreated by Gregory Taylor and YYYY
Almost six hours of music on two compilations supporting charity organisations (War Child and Red Cross) – curated by Fluid Audio and Past Inside The Present.
Kevin Richard Martin takes ‘intensity’ to a whole different (and personal) level *** Max Würden’s tracks came to life over a period of two years but fell together like fitting pieces of a puzzle.
Harnes Kretzer‘s EP is like a short score for a major box-office hit *** while Alio Die & Lorenzo Montaná present their musical antidote for dark times.
Orphax (Sietse van Erve) combines two different live performances of his ‘Circles’ into one dronescape *** Quest (Frans de Waard) prepares us for the coming season with Winter’s Sun.
Hanyo van Oosterom remixed the music of fellow Chi member J. (Koos) Derwort into a beautiful tribute album *** Simon McCorry’s Border Lands is a diverse and adventurous album exploring the electro-acoustic possibilities of the cello.
Finally: the physical release of the Chernobyl score created by Hildur Gudnadóttir (with Chris Watson).
The September DreamScenes edition is a mixed bag of conflicting emotions.
“Must be a little cooler”
Part 3 of the Summer Clearance: browsing through releases that somehow stuck to the bottom of the promo pile but are definitely worth hearing!
Featuring: Marty Hicks, Ecovillage, Aerium, Jogging House and Logic Moon
Part 2 of the Summer Clearance: browsing through releases that somehow stuck to the bottom of the promo pile but are definitely worth hearing!
Featuring: Yair Etziony, Chelidon Frame, Lingua Lustra, Martin Stürtzer and Hipnotic Earth
Summer Clearance: browsing through releases that somehow stuck to the bottom of the promo pile but are definitely worth hearing!
Featuring: Earthen Sea, Anthéne, Stereo Hypnosis/Christopher Chaplin and Ehsan Banitaba
Another treat from the Kranky label: a new Loscil that may prove to be one of his very best *** Hakobune makes you remember a melody that didn’t exist before.
M.Grig recreates the places of his childhood with dobro, lap steel, and pedal steel guitar *** Aihio is a Finnish duo with a unique sound based on their self-built Ginette combined with ‘algorithmic afrobeat’.
DreamScenes for August, 2019: “All is Surprising To The Forgetful”